Mission and Values
The mission of Tyndale Theological Seminary & Biblical Institute, as an arm of Tyndale Bible Church, is to prepare godly believers for the ministry of exegetical and expository teaching of the word of God for effective and spiritually mature leadership and service worldwide.
This institution will:
- (1) maintain a detailed doctrinal statement, to ensure that the school’s foundations remain consistent, strong, and identifiable,
- (2) maintain a strong commitment to the teaching of Biblical languages, in order to ensure that students gain the tools needed for rightly dividing the word of truth in the original languages,
- (3) maintain a focus on strong theological and verse-by-verse exegetical teaching, to ensure that students become capable exegetes, theologians, and expositors, and
- (4) maintain the emphasis of spiritual maturity, recognizing that the teaching of God’s word should result in an ever-growing appreciation of truth and deeper relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Incorporation & Accreditation
Founding and Leadership
Tyndale was founded in 1988 under the direction of Dr. Mal Couch, who served as President until his retirement in April, 2006. Dr. Christopher Cone was appointed President of Tyndale in April, 2006 and served in this capacity until May, 2014 when he was succeeded by Dr. Patrick Belvill.
Tyndale Theological Seminary & Biblical Institute is a ministry of HEB Ministries, a recognized non-profit religious corporation chartered by the State of Texas. HEB Ministries has been granted tax-exempt status by the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts and by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute is not accredited, and has no plans to pursue any type of accreditation for several particular reasons: (1) to keep our expenses low, enabling Tyndale to maintain its very low tuition rates – pursuit of accreditation would require a dramatic increase in costs passed on to the student; (2) to maintain doctrinal autonomy, and (3) to continue the utilization of Tyndale-educated faculty to ensure theological and philosophical consistency with the doctrinal statement and mission of Tyndale. Pursuit of accreditation would make this increasingly difficult.
Finally, we believe the quality of Tyndale programs is evident, and Tyndale graduates will be distinguished by their maturity, understanding, and skill in exegetical and expositional disciplines. We believe our programs are of the highest quality, and we are committed to continuous improvement in the academic realm, and therefore we believe that prospective students or any students transferring from other institutions will be impressed by the academic standards of Tyndale.